You can display information about host time and CPU speed. For virtual machines hosted in a vSphere environment, you can display additional information about memory and CPU reservations and limits.


  • Determine what status information you want to display. See Subcommands for the stat Command.

  • If you plan to script the commands used in this procedure and need to know what the exit codes are, see Exit Codes.


  1. Open a command prompt or terminal in the guest operating system.
  2. Change to the VMware Tools installation directory.

    Operating System

    Default Path


    C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools

    Linux and Solaris




    Mac OS X

    /Library/Application Support/VMware Tools

  3. Type the command to display the status information.
    utility-name stat subcommand



    utility-name (On Windows)

    Use VMwareToolboxCmd.exe.

    utility-name (On Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD)

    Use vmware-toolbox-cmd.

    utility-name (On Mac OS X)

    Use vmware-tools-cli.


    Use hosttime or speed, or, if applicable, one of the subcommands available for virtual machines hosted in a vSphere environment.